A spicy and tasty fish recipe which is very quick and easy to prepare and cook. This recipe uses haddock fillets but if you want to push the boat out for a special occasion you could use any firm fleshed fish such as tuna, swordfish or cod. Cook on the griddle for a lovely ridged appearance or in an ordinary frying pan. A tempting mid week lunch or main meal dish, Cajun style haddock is great for a barbeque too. Serve with new potatoes, potato wedges coleslaw and salad.
- 4 haddock fillets
- 2tbsp natural yoghurt
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1tsp ground cumin
- 1tsp paprika
- 1tsp mustard powder
- ½tsp cayenne pepper
- ½tsp dried thyme
- ½tsp dried oregano
- Vegetable oil for brushing
Pat the fish dry on a piece of kitchen paper. In a small bowl mix together the yoghurt and lemon juice and brush the mixture over both sides of the fish fillets. Lay the fish on a piece of greaseproof paper.
In another small bowl mix together the garlic, cumin, paprika, mustard powder, cayenne, thyme and oregano.
Coat both sides of the fish with the seasoning mix and press it on well.
Brush a ridged grill pan or frying pan with a little oil and heat until very hot.
Add the fish and cook over a high heat for 4 – 5 minutes until the underside is well browned.
Brush the fish with a little more oil if necessary, then turn it over and cook for a further 4 – 5 minutes or until the fillets have cooked through. Serve immediately.
Top tip for making Cajun style haddock
Ready-made Cajun spice mixes are available in supermarkets which are ideal for this type of recipe if you don’t want to buy separate jars of different spices.